This section lists the state-wide associations of Pennsylvania. It then lists associations from Adams to Baltzer Meyer giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
The Society was established in 1892, and is one of the oldest Societies in the United States.
On-line databases can be accessed on their website, which include the Philadelphia Courts Naturalisations 1790-1880, History of County Formations 1673-1878, Atlas of Historical Co. Boundaries and Atlases and Maps from the 1850s-1870s.
Databases also incorporate Birth and Death Indexes - Births 1906-1907 and Deaths 1906-1961 and Marriages (FamilySearch) 1885-1950. There is also a list of First Families on the site.
Their publication is the third oldest continuing genealogical publication in America. Back Issues are available on a Members Only Access basis on their site. Penn in Hand, their quarterly Newsletter, is published by the society, and Back Issues are again available to Members Only.Website:
The association has a large library, which is one of the biggest in the Nation. Documents held incorporate:
Many archives can be accessed, including Genealogies,
Vertical Files of Family Research, Church Histories, Cemetery Histories, Local
Research and First Families.
For a fee, the association is also willing to conduct research on your behalf in the following Records and Databases, which incorporate WPA Home Surveys, Naturalisations, First Families, File Searches and they also conduct a Library Research Service.
For further information, please peruse the Library and Research section of their site.
Some databases are also on the site, which incorporate Allegheny Co. Quarter Sessions 1852-1877 and Tables of Contents of their quarterly publication.
Some databases are accessible to Members Only, which comprise:
Many publications are available for sale, including:
The association has an extensive collection of archives. These incorporate:
Archives also comprise:
Many databases and indexes are accessible, which comprise Index of Genealogies held by the Paul Miller Ruff Library, Cemetery Listings and Obituaries. For a fee, they are willing to provide a copy of the Obituary.